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Written ASL vocabulary

Interested in learning how to write ASL vocabulary? Did you know that it is possible to write in ASL? Further, even to write ASL in calligraphy? Yep!

ASL writing and calligraphy

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." ‒Nelson Mandela

Quick pointers

When you read ASL, keep in mind that it was written from the writer/signer's perspective, not from the reader/listener's point of view.

Disclaimer: the graphemes (digits) in this written ASL dictionary are no means for a final answer or version. Since the ASL writing system is relatively young, its exploration and evolution are still in this stage.

To learn more ASL writing, involve in the ASL/Deaf community: ASLwrite (public domain) and si5s.